Staff Nurse


Santa Clara, CA

What you'll be doing

Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department of nursing personnel. Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. Identifies and solves problems effectively. Participates in nursing research activities as requested. Performs other related duties as necessary.

What your background should be

Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the brn of rn student clinical experience or graduate of registered nursing and either 2000 hours of rn experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level msn program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in california.

Required Schooling / Training

High school diploma/GED.

Who is the client company

This is a general medical and surgical hospital.
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